Internet Safety & Privacy

Cyberbullies now targeting teachers

Cyberbullies now targeting teachers

Social networking sites indeed get one’s point across. Users post anything from thoughts, activities, sweet nothings and even rant on their walls. It is no wonder then that some users misuse social networking sites through defamation and character assassination. What makes matters more disturbing is the fact that threats and scare tactics are now being…

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Facebook's New Security Settings: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

Facebook's New Security Settings: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

Social Networking sites are home to a number of hackers and scammers who want nothing more than to get personal and private information from users. Credit card accounts, addresses, cell phone numbers and even private activities are always on the line when users join into such sites. It is no wonder that social networking sites…

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Spokeo – What you need to know

Spokeo – What you need to know

A lot of Facebook users have been receiving privacy warnings in their newsfeeds about the website, Spokeo. Spokeo is a controversial people search site that claims it has personal records on over 300 million people. Users can search by name, email, phone number, user names and friends. Spokeo states on its home page, “Not your…

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Spokeo – What you need to know1

Spokeo – What you need to know1

A lot of Facebook users have been receiving privacy warnings in their newsfeeds about the website, Spokeo. Spokeo is a controversial people search site that claims it has personal records on over 300 million people. Users can search by name, email, phone number, user names and friends. Let’s take a deeper look at each search…

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New Year's Resolutions for Online Privacy and Safety

New Year's Resolutions for Online Privacy and Safety

The New Year will be ringing in shortly. This is a time of reflection for many as they examine themselves and make resolutions on how they can improve their lives. With the internet, and now Facebook, being such a prominent force in our daily existence, it is no surprise that resolutions related to this sphere…

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AMBER Alerts Set to Reach Millions through Facebook

AMBER Alerts Set to Reach Millions through Facebook

Facebook has over 500 million users, which makes it a great entry point to reaching millions of people all over the world. This may be the reason why the AMBER alert page of Facebook has another addition to the police forces that would be using it. The AMBER Alert The AMBER Alert, or specifically the…

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AMBER Alert Set to Reach Millions through Facebook

AMBER Alert Set to Reach Millions through Facebook

Facebook has over 500 million users, which makes it a great entry point to reaching millions of people all over the world. This may be the reason why the AMBER alert page of Facebook has another addition to the police forces that would be using it. The AMBER Alert The AMBER Alert, or specifically the…

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Facebook Tagging Made Easier

Facebook Tagging Made Easier

Social networking has gone on to new heights, as Facebook introduced the new technology they developed—face recognition picture tagging. The Face Recognition Technology After uploading your pictures and clicking on the ‘publish now’ button, your pictures will appear with the tagging option at the top part of the page. Upon clicking the ‘tag photos’ button,…

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Top 5 Tips for password protection

Top 5 Tips for password protection

Gawker was hacked this week and over 1.3 million accounts were compromised. Users utilizing the commenting system of the following sites could have their login details exposed: Lifehacker, Jezebel, Gizmodo, Gawker, Kotaku, Deadspin, io9, Jalopnik and Fleshbot. This hack should be an eye opener for any web user, as it shows that even large scale…

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Study finds most social media users do not check shared links for malware

Study finds most social media users do not check shared links for malware

A BitDefender study released this month revealed that 97% of respondents click any shared link on Facebook® and Twitter® without first checking the link for malware. The goal of the study was to determine if human curiosity is still the best tactic for cyber crooks and malware agents that target members of popular social networking…

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